Pinning Ceremony on November 11 Honors Vietnam-Era Veterans
More than 100 Vietnam-era Veterans will be honored during a pinning ceremony in Blue Ash on November 11th at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the Blue Ash Recreation Center, located at 4433 Cooper Road in Blue Ash.
The lapel pins are part of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. The program, which began in 2012 and will run through 2025, honors U.S. military veterans who served during the Vietnam War. Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible to receive the label pin.
The label pins include an image of an eagle to represent courage, honor, and dedicated service to our nation. The front of the pin also includes six starts to represent the allies who also served during this conflict. On the reverse side of the pin are the words "A grateful nation thanks and honors you -- USA Vietnam War Commemoration.”
All Veterans being honored during the November 11 ceremony in Blue Ash have previously registered. To date, more than 14,000 pinning ceremonies have taken place nationwide and more than 2.2 million veterans have received a pin.
More information on the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration can be found here.